DOes anyone have a computer which uses the EBCDIC
character set, rather than
ASCII (did I get the acronym right? what does it stand for anyway)?
I've never heard of a microcomputer that used EBCDIC, but there are a lot of
things of which I've never heard. It is used in IBM mainframes and minis.
Here at HUD we have a Hitachi mainframe that emulates an IBM, and it uses
EBCDIC internally. We have file transfer utilities that take care of
translating into ASCII as necessary.
What does it stand for? Gee, it's been a long time. Let's see.
According to the "SAS Compantion for the MVS Environment," it stands
for Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code. That sounds redundant,
but that's IBM for you.